Chelsea told top 30-year-old defender will cost €55m – report
Juventus want €55m from Chelsea as the Premier League champions look to sign Leonardo Bonucci, according to reports
Chelsea will have to submit a €55m (£48m) offer to sign Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, according to reports in Italy.
Italian website Calciomercato.com is reporting that Serie A champions Juventus won’t consider selling the experienced Italian defender for less than €55m in the 2017 summer transfer window.
The same article states that Juventus are still confident that Bonucci will remain in Turin despite the lure of a big-money move to the Premier League champions.
Bonucci played under Chelsea boss Conte for three seasons after the 47-year-old signed the centre-half in a deal from Serie A minnows Bari in the 2011 summer transfer window.
Chelsea have endured a frustrating transfer window so far despite winning the Premier League title last month to make the Blues an attractive proposition this summer.
Conte is thought to be interested in signing a defender following John Terry’s departure earlier this summer after the Chelsea captain called time on his Stamford Bridge career.
The west London side signed five players last summer when Conte took over the reins from Guus Hiddink.
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